caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a quick, fine, light brown head. Nose is very sweet and fruity. Taste is mostly a sweet, semi-citrusy malt with a touch of alcohol and hops on the backside. Finish is sweet and a little oily. Solid beer.
lachrymalisis (433) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
warming, maple-roast sweetness, slight nutty but slight brandy-like flavors coming out in the finish. big flavors. very drinkable and smooth. almost no carbonation, which suits it well. one of my favorite Founders releases.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a distinct oxidized sherry, raisin flavor. The nose is a bit off-putting but flavor in the mouth is much more agreeable. Drinks very well for nearly 10%. Body is lighter than expected.
ttroha (433) - Americus, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Tap from Lazy Dog shared by jheath99. Aroma of flora and hops. Taste of hops and malt with a citrus flavor. Tangy aftertaste. Medium-bodied.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Raisins, sugary malt, ripe pineapple.
Ap: Copper, a little hazy - almost no head, just a wisp of foam.
T: Vinous and burnt caramel up front, fair amount of sweetness - firm bitterness with a pronounced herbal flavor - grape, orange peel, and raisin - noticeable, but clean, alcohol heat - finish is tannin and herbal bitterness.
P: Medium-full body with medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Big, hearty beer - complex fruit and wine flavors mingle with a big grip of malt.
sjohnny (427) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit. Sweet. Malty. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick slowly fading off white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Thick full mouthfeel. Very smooth. Clean. Sweet. Molasses. Earthy. Oaky. Slight bitterness on the finish with the slightest lingering warmth. Very nice.
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share from a friend. Aroma has malt, dates and grapes. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Taste has some malts and is bittersweet with some fruit. Palate is medium thick and lingers in the mouth. Overall an okay beer. Nice body but you could wish for more taste.
Changed (427) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is camarel, biscuits, quite sweet. Flavor is the same, but more intense. Carbonation is quite low, mouth feel is almost creamy. Even served not-warm-enough, this beer doesn’t smash you over the head with the alcohol content, despite the 9.8% rating. Great beer from Founders.
LearninBeer (426) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is a touch sweet, very light malt. Not enough aroma. Pours a cloudy copperorange, off white head, fully diminishing, little lacing. The flavor is a light sweet. The body is full, creamy, very good.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty interesting. Pours a very hazy and rich amber with very little head. Aroma is strong with liqour and sweet malts...a bit of wood and fruit as well. Flavor is much less intense than the aroma would suggest, but still quite complex Heavy sweetness from the malt and fruits get rounded out nicely by the bourbon, wood, and spicey overtones. Not much alcohol either, but a bit warm. Only problem I found was a slight paper flavor. Mouthfeel was very flat and a bit syrupy, but I actually think that it seved the rest of the beer well.